2020, thank you! What an unprecedented year. It was a year of learning and adapting and one we will never forget. At Style, we still consider the safety of our vendors, buyers and staff to be of the utmost importance. As we look back on the last 12 months, there are 3 main lessons we’ve learnt.

Safety of bricks and mortar.

Through the pandemic, real estate has proven it is a stable investment option. Even prior to COVID-19, it had often been said that property was a very safe asset to have at your disposal during an economic downturn. It’s important to remember, everyone wants a roof over their heads. Therefore there will always be a need for homes. It is a less volatile investment, compared to alternatives such as shares. The property market supports our economy, meaning this is a fundamental asset to invest in, if you can.

This too shall pass.

It may feel as though this is the new normal but you need to think long term. Eventually the pandemic will subside and we must look to the future. It’s expected that we’ll see small changes in buyer behaviour over the next year. For instance, as we’ve seen businesses adapt to remote working conditions, it’s become clear that buyers are looking to lifestyle changes as they no longer need to drive their commute to work.

Expect the unexpected.

2020 has proved how important it is to be prepared. Although we can’t predict the future, we can be ready for any changes coming our way. By planning and getting prepared, we can best equip ourselves with the resources we need to get through any change with confidence. An open mindset to change is a key factor to adapting to change.

We’re looking forward to 2021 – if you’re interested in selling or buying, get in touch with our team!

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